Graphic Novels Short Book Reviews

Here is my final post with short reviews to cover all the books I read in 2012

Wrinkle In TimeA Wrinkle In Time
by Madeleine L’Engle/Hope Larson

published in 2012
392 pages

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, and the three Mrs–Who, Whatsit, and Which–the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated.  Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. [Goodreads]

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I am ashamed to admit I had never read A Wrinkle In Time, also excerpts. So I thought that would be a good introduction to it. It did not do anything to me really, and unfortunately the illustrations did not do much to attract me. I would have preferred more vibrant and detailed drawings. This will remain my only foray into this classic. But I guess if you love this all too famous book, you might be interested in having a look at what a graphic novelist did with it.

Action Philosophers volume 1 and 2Action Philosophers volume 2Action Philosophers volume 1
by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey

published in 2006
92 and 94  pages

Action Philosophers details the lives and thoughts of history’s A-list brain trust in a hip and humorous fashion that proves that philosophy is not just the province of boring, tweed-enveloped professors. Action Philosophers Giant-Size Thing Volume 1 collects the first three sold-out issues of the smash-hit award -winning comic book series from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey. [Goodreads]

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This was a fun way to get reacquainted with some great philosophers, or rather great minds, as you have there some spiritual masters and some psychologists. I thought their basic theories were well summed up, and of course often in a very funny way. So if you are afraid of launching into philosophy, that’s a great springboard.
There are 3 volumes available I believe.
I include larger cover pictures, so that you can see the names of the authors featured in each volume.

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS ?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE RECENT GRAPHIC NOVEL?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE READING ANY OF THESE?
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS  IN A COMMENT PLEASE

1 thought on “Graphic Novels Short Book Reviews

  1. Pingback: 2013: January wrap-up « Words And Peace

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